Native Languages of the Southwest at UT Arlington
From the 2012 Oklahoma Breath of Life Workshop; the Alabama group, with UT Arlington Linguistics &Student Lori McLain Pierce

Department of Linguistics & TESOL | The University of Texas at Arlington

CoLang 2014: Institute on Collaborative Language Research



Song Documentation


Location: Preston Hall 207
Week 1: Monday, June 16-Thursday, June 19
Period 3: 2:15-3:45 pm

This four-day workshop, taught by a linguist and an ethnomusicologist, will introduce students to the cultural, linguistic and ethical aspects of the study of song. Special attention will be paid to the value of song transmission as a means to language retention, in communities undergoing language shift. Samples of our respective research approaches (the linguist's and the ethnomusicologist's) will be chosen from actual field material, illustrating at the same time how each complements the other, thus enriching the end result. Participants are encouraged to bring along some song samples of their own area of interest, so that class discussions are relevant to everyone.

Song-Speech Continuum
Song-Speech Continuum Powerpoint with Media (Zip File)
Vocal Performance and Notation Strategies
Song Documentation References


Nicole Beaudry - Click here to view her biography.
Siri Tuttle - Click here to view her biography.